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Nigeria's journey towards disability-inclusive development

We've made great progress towards a disability-inclusive society - the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is a chance to further this agenda.

Sightsavers, July 2020
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Why innovation is urgently needed to reach nomadic communities during COVID-19

Kareen Atekem reflects on the challenges and opportunities in reaching Cameroon’s nomadic populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kareen Atekem, July 2020
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UK aid's flagship neglected tropical disease programme is supporting countries during COVID-19

COVID-19 meant pausing neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatments worldwide. Ron Bannerman, director of Ascend West and Central Africa, explains how Sightsavers and partners found a way of using their expertise to help countries combat the pandemic while preserving the gains made in their fight against NTDs.

Ron Bannerman, July 2020
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Setting out Sightsavers’ approach to behaviour change

In the context of COVID-19, Sightsavers’ new lead on behaviour change communication introduces her work and explains why behaviour change is so crucial to our mission.

Cathy Stephen, July 2020
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Great progress, but not for all: cataract surgical rate in Pakistan

Cataract surgical rate only measures quantity of services, and quality remains neglected. This raises questions that need addressing.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, June 2020
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COVID-19: Africa’s economic recovery must leave no one behind

Many people with disabilities work in the informal sector. Unless they can leave their house every day, they struggle to meet their basic needs. For them, the situation is dire.

Edwinah Orowe, June 2020
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Ensuring a disability-inclusive COVID-19 response in Ghana

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, June 2020
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'In the face of COVID-19, all people should be equal'

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Sightsavers, June 2020
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We must make the COVID-19 response inclusive for people with disabilities. Here’s how.

If you are an organisation working to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, here are our top nine tips to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind.

Andrea Pregel, May 2020
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Supporting youth with deafblindness in Uganda

Alice Nabbanja from Sense International explains how the organisation has been working with Sightsavers in Uganda supporting young people with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Sightsavers, April 2020
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